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21 April 2014
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The Well

020 3544 2384

180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY

£40.00 Gastropub Clerkenwell, Barbican

Overall Diner Rating

 

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  • Wine: £16.50
  • Champagne: £42.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-12M (Fri - 1am, Sat 10.30am-1am, Sun 10.30am-11pm)

Square Meal Review of The Well ?

The Well is a gastropub of two halves – sturdy tables and brick walls suggest a rough-and-ready boozer, while a cavernous cocktail bar downstairs is intended to strike a more sophisticated note. Diners are advised to stay above deck, where the dishes are ‘fantastic value’ and helpings are generous. Kick off with pigs-head terrine and piccalilli, or devilled whitebait, before digging into helpings of familiar comfort food such as braised wild-rabbit stew with bacon and carrots, a kilo of mussels or 12-hour braised Herdwick mutton shank with polenta and sage gravy. Desserts are calorie-intensive (rhubarb and custard cheesecake), so you might fancy rounding off with one of the signature cocktails – maybe a Kentish Pimm’s with elderflower cordial and Chapel Down Pinot Brut. Weekend brunches and quiz nights are popular dates for the diary.

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  1. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Heather K.

    Great if book with offer

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  2. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Anna M.

    Check downstairs first

        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 7

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  3. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Gourmand Gunno

    Not without its faults

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 5

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  4. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    James T
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  5. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Carol W.
        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  6. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Jon S.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  7. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Vicky S.
        (5)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  8. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Lena G.
        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  9. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Ben L.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  10. The Well

    180 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
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    Christopher B.
        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 8th April 2014

    The Hedonist :: The Well – Review

    I hadn’t explored the area of Clerkenwell near The Well before. I was familiar with the Smithfield end of St John St but had never wandered around the bobo heaven that is Clerkenwell Green which I of course loved… The Well is a gastro pub owned by the ETM group. It’s one of those under the radar operations with smart City gastro pubs, contemporary brasseries, bars and small neighbourhood pubs several of which you have probably eaten in without knowing. The Well falls firmly into the smart gastro pub bracket with its stripped brick walls and antique dining tables-the question is would the food deliver?...
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  2. Chosen by my Central London-savvy friends, who had reserved a table as a precaution against queues, The Well was pleasantly uncrowded when we gathered for our Saturday get-together. Ditto for the surroundings: as I made my way from Farringdon to Saint John Road, up the half empty Clerkenwell Road, I sensed a quiet that felt unnatural, out of place – but in a good, comforting way. There’s something glorious to finding peace and silence where traffic and chaos usually reign; to walking alone on a crisp winter afternoon, and hearing nothing but the sound of your heels resounding on the pavement. It’s moment like this that make London’s overcrowded streets and exhausting commutes worth enduring...
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